Art Tends for 2020: The Big Apple Is Not So Big in the Art World Anymore

The rosette seen during preliminary work in the Notre Dame Cathedral three months after a major fire in Paris, France, July 17, 2019. (Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via Reuters)
And expect more brouhaha from ‘Decolonize This Place’ activists.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I love Christmas, and among its many pleasures is two weeks off. After writing a story each week for forty consecutive weeks, I thought it was time for a descanso, not, alas, on the Costa Brava but in Vermont. Since we’re already in 2020, I’ll start the new year by examining trends for the new decade, informed by some of last year’s big stories.

The biggest art-news story of the year was the Notre Dame cathedral fire on April 15. I wrote about this at the time, and not because I adore the building. Sainte-Chapelle, across the road from Notre Dame,

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